View from the slopes of Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, North Carolina.

Inaugural N.C. Science Museums Grant Program awards $2.44 million to 41 science centers

February 6, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — From to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum to the Highlands Nature Center, 41 science centers across the state will soon be receiving grant awards as part of the $2.44 million North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program. The program is one of the many ways that the State of North Carolina invests in… Read More >

"One-eye" by Frank Ellison

Winning Wildlife Photos on Display at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

February 3, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — A stunning close-up of a partially submerged alligator in a Brunswick County pond took top honors in the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s 12th Annual Wildlife in North Carolina magazine photo competition. Frank Ellison, of Clemmons, won the grand prize for his portrait of “One Eye,” an American alligator so named because it has only one… Read More >

Bobcat in Hoffman Forest

N.C. Museum, Montana Univ. researchers call for global network of remote wildlife cameras

February 1, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Remote cameras are a rapidly growing technology that has great potential to transform how scientists monitor the Earth’s wildlife biodiversity. In a new paper published Feb. 1 in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, researchers from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the University of Montana say that… Read More >

Darwin Day

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences celebrates Darwin Day, Feb. 11

January 31, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. — Learn about famed naturalist Charles Darwin, take a closer look at his theories and their impact on current research, and meet some of the scientists who are continuing his work when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Darwin Day on Saturday, February 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Keynote speaker Christie… Read More >

Sir Walter Wally the groundhog

Museum groundhog Sir Walter Wally makes official weather prediction Thursday, Feb. 2

January 25, 2017

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane returns as “Groundhog Whisperer” to mark Museum’s 20th annual Groundhog Day celebration RALEIGH, N.C. – This year’s weather got off to an unusual start in North Carolina, with temperatures in the capital city ranging from an icy 9°F to a balmy 76°F in the same week. But now it’s Sir Walter… Read More >